Showing the rest of New England how it's done

In the aftermath of recent incidents of child-molesters getting extremely light sentences (a man who repeatedly raped a girl over 4 years, from when she was seven, getting two months in jail, and a Massachusetts schoolteacher who had sex with a student of his six weeks before the boy turned sixteen getting no jail time), New Hampshire’s lawmakers are paying a bit more attention to a law that had been working its way through the system. With this extra motivation, it now looks like the Child Protection Act is going to pass. It mandates a minimum 25 years for even first-time sex offenders who abuse children, along with those who seriously injure a child. Further, the minimum sentence for second-degree murder of a child under 13 will be 35 years.

In a similar spirit, lawmakers are also shooting down a proposed “beverage tax” that was intended to provide more money on water resources.

The theme here is simple: protect the people, but don’t ever forget that they also need protection from the government, too.

How tough is that to grasp?

It's Like That Old Joke...
Cops let their fingers do the walking